Ben Berman

~ poet / teacher ~

Reviews, Poems and Essays




Figuring in the Figure Reviewed in Literary Mama

Figuring in the Figure Reviewed in Compulsive Reader

Strange Borderlands Reviewed in Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Strange Borderlands Reviewed in Peace Corps Writers

Strange Borderlands Reviewed in Salamander Magazine

Strange Borderlands Reviewed in Ragazine


     Some Poems: 

The Great Molasses Flood featured on Verse Daily

Learning Shona featured on Poems by Post

A few poems featured on Poetry Net

A few poems featured on the Mass Cultural Council site 

Compounds at Salamander Magazine

The Game a video of a poem produced by Zoe Mulford



A series of essays from Grub Daily on Writing while Parenting

A couple of pieces of Flash Fiction from the Good Men Project

A couple of pieces from Flash Frontier: Charges and Senses

Three Flash Fiction shorts featured on the No Extra Words Podcast
Draws and Expressions from Mother's Always Write
On Writing and Mindful Parenting at A Fine Parent


An interview with Gina Consolino-Barsotti in Literary Mama

An interview with Doug Holder on Poet to Poet

An interview on craft and process with Kathleen Aguero

An interview about Figuring in the Figure with Mass Poetry 

     On Teaching: 

On Screenwriting and Beginner's Mind from Teachers and Writers Magazine

On the challenges of Teaching Poetry from Mass Poetry

On the challenges of teaching teenagers: Vague and in Vogue from Mass Poetry 

On Teaching What You Don't Know from Grub Daily

A video featuring Ben on how to give peer feedback through WGBH's series on Literacy Across the Disciplines

Another video featuring Ben on teaching poetry through WGBH's series on Literacy Across the Disciplines